Kinder Bueno Cheesecake

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A delicious no bake cheesecake packed with Kinder Bueno and chunks of Kinder chocolate, and topped with drizzled chocolate and even more Kinder Bueno! When we were children our summer holidays were always in Switzerland, in the pretty lake side town of Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland.  My Dad, an old romantic, would always insist we travel the whole way there by train. A journey that would see us setting off from London in the early hours of the morning, winding our way through France or ...

Meringue Kisses – Three Ways

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Meringue kisses, made three ways. Perfect little treats for Valentine's Day. Recently one of my good friends who got engaged over Christmas (yay!) told me about her wedding venue hunt. She may have found her venue, and its all incredibly exciting. One thing she said got me thinking, she told me trying not to get too bogged down in the need for perfection on her day. It made me reflect about our wedding day last summer. It did, I'm afraid bring out the perfectionist streak in me, and start me ...

Mini Bakewell Tarts

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  Mini melt in the mouth bakewell tarts filled with raspberry jam and topped with almonds I first made these little tarts way back when last year when the Bake Off was still on our screens. The bakers had to make Mary Berry's bakewell tart for their technical challenge, complete with pretty pink feathered icing. I remember realising just how long it had been since I'd had a good bakewell, so naturally I headed straight to the kitchen. I love a nice big slice of bakewell tart, but these ...

Chocolate Ferrero Rocher Layer Cake

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A Ferrero Rocher inspired layer cake. Three layers of delicious chocolate sponge, filled with dark chocolate ganache and chocolate buttercream, and topped with Ferrero Rocher Today's cake is for anyone finding January a struggle this year. Anyone counting down the days until the end of the month. Anyone wishing for summer and warmer weather, for payday or for the next long weekend. Its a beauty of a cake inspired by Ferrero Rocher. Three layers of moist chocolate sponge, filled with ganache and ...

Malteaser Mini Reindeer No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

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If you read my last post you might have seen we've had a broken oven for the past month. Last week it finally got replaced, and I celebrated over the weekend by baking up a big batch of mince pies. Before our new one arrived I was bracing myself to enter the festive season without a working oven. I don’t think a year has gone by without me baking mince pies, or gingerbread. Ovens aren't a standard appliance in Hong Kong. You'll only really find them in the apartments built with expats in mind. ...

Malteaser Millionaires’ Shortbread

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Considering this is my first recipe for December, it's rather strange that it's not a Christmas recipe. Especially considering how festive I'm feeling this year. We went to our first Christmas market last night. Hong Kong hasn't quite got the hang of pulling off the perfect Christmas market, but bless them, they try. There wasn't a mince pie in sight, but we had our first mulled wine of the season and I still came away feeling very Christmassy. We've set up what is possibly the world's ...

Apple and Almond Muffins

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If you're following me on Instagram you might have seen the weather has been pretty bad this week around Hong Kong. It kicked off with typhoon passing by close to Hong Kong at the start of last week, treating us to blowy days and endless rain. This rain culminated in a black rain storm on Wednesday which flooded all the roads to my house, and blocked them off with landslides. Thursday we saw one blessed day of sunshine, and finally, on Friday, another typhoon. This time the typhoon came ...

Sprinkle Filled Vanilla Cupcakes

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Ridiculously fluffy, perfectly soft vanilla cupcakes, topped with vanilla icing and filled with a secret sprinkle surprise. Happy Monday everyone. How was your weekend? It's a public holiday here in Hong Kong, so for us it still feels like a Sunday. The holiday is for the Chung Yeung festival, a day for ancestor worship where families flock to graves to clean them and give respect to their relatives. Today also marks the start of our half term break. I can't tell you how happy I am that the ...

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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Deliciously light and tender pumpkin spice muffins, topped with cinnamon sugar. The perfect autumnal treat!  Living in Hong Kong can be great, but one thing our far east home really lacks is seasons. Weather patterns generally move from really humid, or slightly less humid; typhoon season or not typhoon season. The majority of the year is baking hot, with a short burst of cold over the winter. The seasons drift and merge into each other, without the dramatic changes you get back home. This ...

Oreo Cookies and Cream Drip Cake

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A vanilla and chocolate layered drip cake, filled with Oreo buttercream, and topped with rich drippy dark chocolate ganache. A little over a month since our wedding and we're back in Hong Kong, back to the reality of work. It's safe to say the post-wedding blues have now well and truly hit! I miss wedding planning and the excitement of it all. I miss, much as it drove me mad at times, my long to-do list of crafts, and I miss being home surrounded by friends, family, champagne and excitement. ...